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Initially a bakers’ boy, a circus worker, boxer and a miner, Sprague worked for the Daily Worker and the Morning Star.
He then became, variously, a print-maker, poster designer, painter, cartoonist, sculptor, muralist, banner maker, television presenter, psycho-drama specialist and teacher.
Sprague was winner of the poster of the year award from the National Council of Industrial Design twice.
For many years was the editor of the T&G journal, the Record.
A BBC omnibus film devoted to him was entitled `The Posterman’.
This led on to him presenting a TV series for BBC South West, called “Everyone a Special Kind of Artist” and then, with Joan Bakewell, “The Moving Line”.
He died on 25th July 2004, aged 77.
Source: Morning Star July 29th 2003
Below: Sprague as a Communist candidate in Lewisham in 1964.